Under the SmartWay Partnership, DHL Global Forwarding will calculate its total miles, performance and carbon footprint in hopes of improving the operating efficiency of its freight deliveries. SmartWay aims to eliminate 33 to 66 million metric tons of CO2 emissions and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide per year by 2012 and DHL hopes to pitch in by contributing to those overall goals.
DHL Global Forwarding, along with the company's Global Mail and Express divisions, participate in the EPA SmartWay program, which currently has over 2,600 members and includes major freight shippers, trucking companies, railroads, logistics companies and trade associations.
Partnership Reinforces DHL Global Forwarding's Commitment, along with Its Subcontractors, to Reduce Carbon Emissions
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DHL, the world's leading logistics company, announces it has joined the SmartWaySM Transport Partnership. The Partnership is an innovative collaboration between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the freight industry, designed to significantly reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution. With the SmartWay Transport Partnership, DHL Global Forwarding will now be able to calculate all of its subcontracted miles and performance efficiency, allowing us to measure the carbon foot-print associated with our ground freight activity. DHL Global Forwarding is the third business division of Deutsche Post DHL after Global Mail and Express that joins the EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership.
"In addition, these measurements will allow us to gauge our DHL Global Forwarding subcontractor's emissions which will help us reach our 2020 goal."
DHL Global Forwarding will contribute to the Partnership's goal to reduce 33 to 66 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) and up to 200,000 tons of nitrogen oxide per year by 2012 by improving the environmental performance of its freight operations. Carbon dioxide is the most common greenhouse gas, and nitrogen oxide is an air pollutant that contributes to smog. By joining the SmartWay Transport Partnership, DHL Global Forwarding demonstrates its strong environmental leadership and corporate responsibility.
DHL joined the SmartWay Transport Partnership as an integral part of its continued development of the company's GoGreen climate protection program. The program has as its goal to improve its CO2 efficiency across all of its operations, including subcontracted transportation services, by 30 percent by 2020.
"We are extremely optimistic about working alongside our trucking line haul partners to measure the movement of our cargo through a phased approach and by doing so strengthen our SmartWay Shipper Index Factor (SIF) score in this year," said Sonia Nuñez, Head of GoGreen for DHL Americas. "In addition, these measurements will allow us to gauge our DHL Global Forwarding subcontractor's emissions which will help us reach our 2020 goal."
Launched in February 2004, the SmartWay Transport Partnership brings together major freight shippers, trucking companies, railroads, logistics companies and trade/professional associations to pursue mutually beneficial strategies that result in emissions reductions and other environmental improvements, as well as cost savings to the companies. The Partnership currently has over 2,600 Partners.
For information about the SmartWay Transport Partnership visit www.epa.gov/smartway.
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